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by Paige Cooperstein

Version two of the news app Circa launched earlier this month — on the same day as the Capitol Hill shooting. That turned out to be a good test of what the revamped app could do, said David Cohn, Circa’s co-founder and director of news. On Circa, readers access the news as deconstructed, atomic parts […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Kiva has been a star in online micro-finance for the past 10 years, and co-founder Jessica Jackley was a driving force that led to more than $744 million in micro-loans around the world, with an astounding 98% repayment rate. After leaving, Jackley went on to found the pioneering crowd-financing site for entrepreneurs, ProFounder, which was […] more »

by Stacy Forster

In the ever-shifting media environment, journalists who are running newsrooms often find themselves thinking more like CEOs and innovation chiefs than editors or producers. But where do they learn the skills they need to make those kinds of decisions and lead their staffs through immense changes in the industry? On Tuesday, July 7, our #EdShift chat […] more »

by erekalper

Please join us for the MediaShift Mixer at AEJMC in San Francisco on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at Jillian’s SF (map), sponsored by the Knight Foundation. Your first drink is on us. Light bites provided, and there will be an outdoor deck and 10 billiard tables too! The Mixer will be a chance to socialize with […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Once Comcast’s deal shifted to a focus on broadband, its ambitions were sunk (Jonathan Mahler / New York Times) 2. The California law that could be used as a ‘tool’ by police to harass journalists (Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter) 3. Yelp wins dismissal of lawsuit over quality of its reviews (Jonathan Stempel […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we get tips on what works when delivering news via mobile devices, and we check out a new app designed for remixing content. PART 1: Mobile insights As part of Al Jazeera’s Research & Development lab, the recently launched app AJ+ serves as an ongoing experiment in ways to deliver news via smartphones. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Half of online Americans don’t know what a privacy policy is (Aaron Smith / Pew Research Center) 2. As new viewing options gain ground, live television viewership is slipping (Frank Pallotta / CNN Money) 3. Comments under news articles: Is it time to switch them off? (Paul McNally / Journalism.co.uk) 4. Comcast tells FCC […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Edward Snowden’s privacy tips: “Get rid of Dropbox,” avoid Facebook and Google (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 2. AJ+ hires Circa’s Chief Content Officer David Cohn (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 3. YouTube takes Manhattan (David Carr / The New York Times) 4. Nielsen says it screwed up — but its fix won’t help TV’s real […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Fusion hires Alexis Madrigal of TheAtlantic.com to bolster tech coverage (Ravi Somaiya / The New York Times) 2. Adobe’s e-book reader sends your reading logs back to Adobe—in plain text (Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica) 3. Enough with the manifestos about the future of news, let your product do the talking (David Cohn / […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NBA and ESPN plan new online video service (Ben Cohen & Shalini Ramachandran / The Wall Street Journal) 2. This American Life tries to turn its radio audience onto podcasting with Serial (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 3. Bloomberg’s new politics vertical kicks off with splashy new website (Dylan Beyers / Politico) 4. Times […] more »